Sustainability discussed at the Uludag Economy Summit

The issue of sustainability in the environment, society, and economy was discussed by senior executives of companies operating in different sectors in Turkey in the ‘Sustainability’ session.

English News 24.11.2021, 20:14
Sustainability discussed at the Uludag Economy Summit

The issue of sustainability in the environment, society, and economy was discussed by senior executives of companies operating in different sectors in Turkey in the ‘Sustainability’ session.

Coca-Cola Turkey General Director Basak Karaca, Dogan Holding Chairman of the Executive Board Begumhan Dogan Faralyali, and Isbank General Director Hakan Aran attended the panel moderated by Sedef Seckin Buyuk, Publication Director of Capital, Economist, and Start Up Magazines.

KARACA: WE ACT WITH OUR STAKEHOLDERS

Coca-Cola Turkey General Director Basak Karaca, who spoke first at the panel, drawing attention to the importance of acting with stakeholders, stated that the more they can expand their work, the more sustainable their projects are. “Transformation will be achieved when the environmental agenda comes together with the trade agenda,” said Karaca stating that packaging waste is actually a very valuable raw material in the goal of a waste-free world.

Stating that all their packaging is recyclable, Karaca expressed that they aim to recycle all their packaging together with the stakeholder ecosystem.  “We bring more of the water we use in production to our country with sustainable agriculture,” said Karaca adding that they prevented water loss with the projects in Konya and Harran.

Stating that they have reached 250 thousand women in the last year in Turkey with the ‘My Sister’ project, Karaca said that they continue their grant and training programs within the scope of this project. “We make sure that every job we do and every step we take is empathetic and in line with human rights,” said Karaca stating  that they prepared the business and sustainability reports together both globally and in Turkey

BEGUMHAN DOGAN FARALYALI: TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION ARE THE MOST CRITICAL ISSUES IN SUSTAINABLE TRANSFORMATION

Begumhan Dogan Faralyali, Chairman of the Executive Board of Dogan Holding, which has set a Carbon Neutral target for 2030 within the framework of the Dogan Impact Plan, said the following:

“COP26 made the 'net zero' target one of the most fundamental principles of the business world. Because the commitments made at COP26 came from many stakeholders such as governments, financial institutions, companies, and multilateral organizations. The problem we face is on a level humanity has never seen before. It is very difficult to do this transformation on our own. I believe that Turkey will emerge from this period with significant advantages. Strong leadership, setting clear goals, measuring and reporting, technology and innovation, and collaboration are the most critical issues for sustainable transformation. In order for companies to achieve transformation regarding sustainability, they need to work in collaboration with each other, civil society, and governments. In the critical period ahead, we will work together as the business world, learn from each other and succeed together. Each day we don't act is a day we steal from the dreams of future generations. Let’s never forget this.

ARAN: MORE THAN HALF OF OUR PORTFOLIO CONSISTS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY

Isbank General Director Hakan Aran said that with the steps taken by Isbank in the last seven years in line with its mission and vision, it has been included in the BIST (Istanbul stock exchange) sustainability index since 2015, that they are a participant in the women's empowerment initiative and that they are among the institutions that aim to be carbon neutral. Stating that he wishes to achieve the goal of being carbon neutral within his general directorate period, Aran said, “More than half of our portfolio consists of renewable energy. In order to reflect this awareness to our customers, we carry out the ‘forest for the future’ project. We help to finance projects such as green workplace and green vehicle loans.  We have transformed 3 million trees into the forest of 1500 hectares with 81 forest projects in 81 provinces.”

“BANKS HAVE SIGNIFICANT ROLES”

Aran said that the coverage of green transformation and green finance is wide. Stating that the first role of banks in financing the improvement to be achieved in all these areas is to raise awareness, Aran expressed that the income distribution in Turkey has deteriorated and banks have an important role in reducing the income distribution injustice.  Aran said that it is foreseen that an annual investment of 8-9 billion dollars will be needed in order to reduce electricity consumption by 10 percent and increase renewable energy to 50 percent in Turkey by 2030, and that banks will support this transformation not only by providing financing, but also by creating pricing that will encourage companies in this regard.

Stating that Turkey is in a transformation from consumption-based growth to production and export-led growth, Aran said that exporting companies should also realize the carbon transformation issue very quickly and export credits should be used for this transformation.

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Namaz Vakti 03 Aralık 2021
İmsak 06:33
Güneş 08:04
Öğle 12:59
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Akşam 17:43
Yatsı 19:09
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1. Trabzonspor 14 36
2. Konyaspor 14 26
3. Hatayspor 14 26
4. Fenerbahçe 14 24
5. Alanyaspor 14 24
6. Başakşehir 14 22
7. Karagümrük 14 22
8. Galatasaray 14 22
9. Adana Demirspor 14 20
10. Beşiktaş 14 20
11. Antalyaspor 14 18
12. Gaziantep FK 14 18
13. Altay 14 17
14. Sivasspor 14 16
15. Giresunspor 14 16
16. Kayserispor 14 16
17. Öznur Kablo Yeni Malatya 14 13
18. Göztepe 14 11
19. Kasımpaşa 14 10
20. Rizespor 14 10
Takımlar O P
1. Ümraniye 13 27
2. Ankaragücü 14 27
3. Eyüpspor 14 27
4. Bandırmaspor 13 25
5. Erzurumspor 12 25
6. İstanbulspor 13 20
7. Tuzlaspor 12 20
8. Kocaelispor 13 20
9. Samsunspor 13 19
10. Adanaspor 14 18
11. Menemenspor 13 17
12. Gençlerbirliği 13 17
13. Boluspor 13 16
14. Denizlispor 13 15
15. Bursaspor 13 14
16. Manisa FK 14 14
17. Ankara Keçiörengücü 13 13
18. Altınordu 14 13
19. Balıkesirspor 13 7
Takımlar O P
1. Chelsea 14 33
2. Man City 14 32
3. Liverpool 14 31
4. West Ham 14 24
5. Arsenal 14 23
6. Tottenham 13 22
7. M. United 14 21
8. Wolverhampton 14 21
9. Brighton 14 19
10. Leicester City 14 19
11. Crystal Palace 14 16
12. Brentford 14 16
13. Aston Villa 14 16
14. Everton 14 15
15. Leeds United 14 15
16. Southampton 14 15
17. Watford 14 13
18. Burnley 13 10
19. Norwich City 14 10
20. Newcastle 14 7
Takımlar O P
1. Real Madrid 15 36
2. Atletico Madrid 14 29
3. Real Sociedad 15 29
4. Sevilla 14 28
5. Real Betis 15 27
6. Rayo Vallecano 15 24
7. Barcelona 14 23
8. Athletic Bilbao 15 20
9. Espanyol 15 20
10. Osasuna 15 20
11. Valencia 15 19
12. Villarreal 14 16
13. Celta de Vigo 15 16
14. Mallorca 15 16
15. Deportivo Alaves 14 14
16. Granada 14 12
17. Elche 15 12
18. Cádiz 15 12
19. Getafe 15 10
20. Levante 15 7

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